Response to Joseph DeLappe’s Killbox

Against a background of a destroyed virtual building, text that reads: Eyes in the Skies: Drones and the Politics of Distance Warfare Tuesday, April 5 12:00-6:00 pm

I participated in the "Eyes in the Skies" Symposium at UC Davis this week, which looked at drones from a variety of perspectives. I had the good fortune to provide a short commentary on Joseph DeLappe's new game project, Killbox. I'm grateful for the organizers who invited me, and for the opportunity to have a …

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Georgetown Bound

A picture of Healy Hall at Georgetown University, a large, neo-Medieval structure made of dark bricks, with arched windows and a clock tower. In front of the building is a statue of Bishop John Carroll, founder of the university.

I've been sitting on this for a bit now, but I'm both humbled and excited to announce that I'll be joining the Department of English at Georgetown University this fall.   The job market is a terrible, dehumanizing experience for most, and I've had conflicted feelings about so much: about "success," about leaving California, about …

Gaming Race: Seeking Justice Beyond Representation

Text reads," SCMS Atlanta 2016, Wednesday, March 30 - Sunday, April 3." There is a building from downtown Atlanta in the background.

I'm pleased to announce an upcoming panel at SCMS 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. I organized this with Kim Bain (Princeton) and Alexandrina Agloro (Worcester Polytechnic), with Kishonna Gray (Eastern Kentucky) responding to our papers. We are hoping to provoke further conversation about racial justice in video games that goes beyond discourses of diversity and inclusion …

Digital Humanities Futures: #transformDH, #2015ASA, #QGCon, Pt. 2

Stitched text that reads #transformDH, with an LED shining through the O. Logo/stitching: Melissa Rogers Photo: Reed Bonnet

The yacking at THATCamp #transformDH, however, was centered around hacking the technologies of academia: institutional hierarchies, funding applications, underequipped classrooms, peer review, and more. These might not immediately be recognizable as "technologies" in the THATCamp sense, but the skills necessary to master them are elusive, particularly for the underrepresented groups of people who are drawn to the #transformDH community. These sessions more than "mere" conversations about how the structures of academia frustrate social justice work in academia: they are training and strategy sessions for how to use the resources available to us to do the work that is necessary for meaningful transformation.

Digital Humanities Futures: #transformDH, #2015ASA, #QGCon, Pt. 1

Stitched text that reads #transformDH, with an LED shining through the O. Logo/stitching: Melissa Rogers Photo: Reed Bonnet

(featured image - Logo/stitching: Melissa Rogers, Photo: Reed Bonnet) I've just returned from a three-conference streak to kick off fall quarter, and each event left me with so much to say that I'm struggling a bit with where to start. Over the next couple of days, I'll talk about my experiences of each one in …

Schedule: The Digital Premodern, featuring the IMMERSe Medievalism and Video Games Symposium

I'm pleased to announce the full schedule for the Digital Premodern, coming up May 1-3 at UC Davis. Text schedule, with full panel information, follows the flyer image. Please feel free to join us, and RSVP to me to make sure we can have enough food on hand. Friday, May 1 Opening Reception: 5:00 – …